Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration: 16 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 5,106 m

Manaslu Circuit Trek often regarded as one of the best treks in Nepal Himalaya. It is a great alternative trek of Annapurna Circuit trek. Start from Soti Khola and ends at beshisahar. Manaslu trekking makes a complete circuit of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain in the world providing some of the best views of Himalayan ranges. The major highlights of this trek are the visit to Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 m) and the crossing of Larke La pass (5,106 m). Along the trekking path, you will be able to view spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Himlung mountain.

Manaslu Trekking begins from Soti Khola village in Gorkha district, which is approximately 9 hours drive from Kathmandu by local bus. The trail moves up along the Budhi Gandaki River passing through rolling green hills, valleys, villages and terraced farm fields. The trail passes through Manaslu Conservation Area which has successfully promoted eco-tourism by preserving wildlife and ecological biodiversity. In the higher elevation, the landscape changes from green forests to Tibet-like geography. The people here are Tibetans and follow Tibetan Buddhism as is visible in Mani walls, Chortens, and Stupa. Plenty of tea houses and guest rooms are available on the trek. Extending a trip to Tsum Valley is an ideal plan to experience the local culture. Manaslu Trekking is categorized as moderate to strenuous, thus making it suitable for all physical levels of trekkers.

Manaslu circuit trek offers the opportunity of taking an expedition on Manaslu and Larke peak and grant the possibility of exploring the Monastery, Stupa, and Polygamy culture. Manaslu trek offers a great view over Larke Pass (5,106 m) into the Himalayan vista. After crossing Larke La the path meets with world famous Annapurna Circuit trek in Dharapani.

Highlights

  • The jaw-dropping natural beauty of forests, rivers, waterfalls and flora and fauna of the Manaslu region.
  • Friendly local people with rich culture of the area including Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Larky La Pass (5167 meters), the highest point on the trek.
  • Mesmerizing views of Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

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  • Hotel

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel following breakfast for a full day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. On the list of the itinerary includes all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath Temple (Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva), Boudha Nath Stupa (The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet), Swayambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple (ancient religious architecture magnificently set atop a conical hill) and Kathmandu Durbar Square ( Historic square home to temples dating back to the third century).

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

This is the day we take a long drive to Sotikhola. Along the way, we can see much beautiful greenery landscape, rivers and beautiful views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu mountain ranges.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guset House

The Soti Khola is the starting point of Manaslu Base Camp trekking. Beautiful rivers local village, Waterfalls, rice fields make your treks more excited. The trekking trails are easier and flat comparatively, you may encounter some of the rare animals along with the trekking.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guset House

This is the narrow exposed trail and needs to Cross the Macchakhola which is known as a fish- steam. This is the small settlement of Gurung, Magar and Chhetri people. There are many scrambling up and down slopes. And you will reach to the Tatopani(natural hot spring). After the short walk to the forest, cross the river over the suspension bridge and walk uphill to Jagat overnight.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guset House

The first section is easy going walk and cross the Budhi Gandaki, the trail ascends through the rice terrace up to Philim. This is the quite big Gurung settlement and beautiful people. Once you cross the village, the route enters the uninhabited gorge. Cross the Budi Gandaki over the wooden cantilever bridge. Then the trail makes its way up to western side and valley offering a pleasant walk through the bamboo forest to Deng Khola once you cross the Khola, we reach to Deng village overnight at Deng.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guset House

After a short walk, the trail crosses the Budi Gandaki. There is a shop where you can buy some drinks. The trail darts in and out of two ravines then continues to climb high above steep on the opposite side of the river then cross the Budi Gandaki here. we cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several Gomba and Mani stone route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest followed by a steep climb to Namrung.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

Now, the trail enters the Nupri region. The people of this region are all descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Most of them dress Chubas, they are known as Bhote people. Today, you can enjoy walking through the rhododendron, firs and oak forest. Spectacular views of Manaslu (8,156 m) and Manaslu North (7,154 m). The trail then climbs small steam and get to Lho, a big village with Monastery, gumba and Mani stone.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

We need to cross the ridge out of the valley to the BudhiGandaki side, trek in and out through the rock-strewn moraine. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a wonderful village with many Mani Stones, Chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also can explore the very popular Ribung Gompa. Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. This will be a pleasant stay at Sama Gaun.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

This is the acclimatize day, itself it is a very beautiful day as Sama Gaou is one of the most spectacular villages. You have a couple of option to explore around. South of Sama Gaun, there is old Punge-Gyen gompa, which is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu. This is the best viewpoint for the beautiful landscape and surroundings. You take a rest to acclimatize and relax. You can hike to beautiful glacial Lake 'Birendra Lake' or Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pangphuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier and Manaslu icefall.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

Trek to Samdo village is another pleasant day. The path is wide and properly managed. Passing pine forest and Mani wall, the view of the landscape and Manaslu ranges and Buddha Himal, Shringi Himal are most eye-catching. After crossing the river through the wooden bridge leads you to Samdo.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

After acclimatization day in Samagaun, people are more excited for the Larkya pass. Today, we descend on a wide gentle path, enjoy with the big old mani stone wall and Chorten. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the Dharmasala.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

Today is the main day as we are going to cross the (5,106 m) Larkya La pass which is one of the most beautiful and tremendous. The route is long and gentle climbing beside the moraine. The Larkya Glacier offers great views of Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru (6,981 m), Annapurna range and Larkya Peak. Now, we descent along the top of a moraine, down steeply scree slopes. Ahead walk through grassy moraine and a big Mani stone that leads to a large meadow. Finally, we will be in Bimtang where we can have a big night after the successful pass.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

After the big day, we feel more relaxed and easy to walk down today as the trail drops from Bimtang meadow and cross the glacial stream. We can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Lamjung Himal and Cheo Himal. Cross the Dudh Khola over the wooden bridge and walk through the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. We will be crossing few small settlements Hompuk, Gho where we can stop for lunch and continuously walk to Tilje for overnight.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

The trail still descends through scrub forests and Marsyangdi valley looms. It takes a couple of hours to get down to Dharapani. We need to cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through an arch-shaped Chorten, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. We go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We can have lunch in the Dharapani. After having lunch we keep continue to Chyamche for night.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House

After having a healthy breakfast drive to Besishahar (25 km / 2 hours) by Jeep along with gravelled road and take another bus to Kathmandu. It is 180 km to Kathmandu and takes about 6 hours. This is a beautiful bus ride along the way you can see many beautiful landscape, river, many cities and rice terrace. It is a paved and smooth road which is an easy and comfortable ride.

  • Full Board meals
  • Hotel

As per your flight schedule, our office staff will see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • 3-Nights twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu (2/3 star) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu Guided sightseeing tour as per itinerary
  • Manaslu Conservation entry permit (MCAP)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Trekker Information Management System (TIMS)
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • 13-Nights Tea house Accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea/Coffee) during the trek
  • Government-certified, well-experienced English Speaking trekking guide
  • 1-porter for every two clients
  • Salary including insurance, equipment, accommodation and food for all Nepalese Staffs
  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Visa costs
  • Entry fees or donations to enter monument, museums, monasteries etc
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax, and custom clearance
  • Extra night hotel and food in Kathmandu in case of early return from the trek and late departure 
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
  • Meals other than those listed in inclusions (this includes additional tea or coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and water)
  • Laundry, towels, hot showers, internet access, recharging of batteries and other items of a personal nature where optional
  • Tips for porters and guides
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Useful Info

Global Adventure Trek offer this Tsum valley trek only in small eco friendly private trip. We do not have any schedule departure here but we operate this trek on requirement of clients.

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